Lauren Mechak

Senior Director, Asset Innovations

Lauren serves as the Senior Director of Asset Innovations on ClimeCo’s Project Development Team. In her role, she leads ClimeCo’s efforts to develop novel climate-positive projects that generate carbon offsets or other valuable environmental commodities. Her work spans multiple project types, including nature-based carbon removal and innovative climate tech projects. While Lauren’s work is primarily in the voluntary carbon offset space, she also has expertise in compliance markets, including California’s Cap-and-Trade and Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Prior to joining ClimeCo, Lauren received her Master of Environmental Management in Economics and Policy at Duke University. During her time at Duke, she worked with the university’s Carbon Offsets Initiative to help Duke achieve carbon neutrality and served as an Article Editor for Duke’s Environmental Law and Policy Forum. Before Duke, Lauren earned her B.Sc. from McGill University in Biology in 2013 and worked at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.